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Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

Nintendo has it covered

We don't know about you, but we're pretty hyped about the forthcoming release of the New 3DS — there's just something about fresh Nintendo hardware that excites the places other companies simply cannot reach. However, out excitement levels have been pushed to the limit by the news that the standard "New" 3DS system will...

News: Nintendo Confirms Three More Virtual Console Treats That Are Coming Soon

Nintendo Confirms Three More Virtual Console Treats That Are Coming Soon

Legend of the River King 2 to make its VC début

As is now rapidly becoming the norm, Nintendo of America has used its latest Download Update press release to outline more titles on the way in the next two weeks. The news this time around is, potentially, the best of these preview line-ups that we've seen to date. Three games have been confirmed...

Nintendo Download: 4th September (North America)

4th September (North America)

Cubemen 2, Tappingo 2, Nobunaga, forgotten Street Fighter and more

It's time again, North American gamers, for details on the Nintendo Download treats that'll be available this week. We have new titles on both the Wii U and 3DS, while both Virtual Consoles also receive one game each; in addition there are some tempting demos and discounts to...

News: North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

Totes amaze

North Americans who have been eager to grab hold of certain rewards on Club Nintendo will be pleased to know Nintendo of America has recently replenished its stock. Well, at least sort of, with most – but not all – physical items returning. These items range from a series of Nintendo-themed greeting cards, to Kirby Patch Sets, and...

Interview: Six Miles Under Developer Discusses Bringing Post-Apocalytic Brawling to Wii U

Six Miles Under Developer Discusses Bringing Post-Apocalytic Brawling to Wii U

"We believe there is great potential for Nintendo's Wii U"

Kickstarter remains a source of multiple titles — current and on the way — for Nintendo's eShop platforms. Another that's potentially coming to the system, having just launched its own crowdfunding campaign, is Six Miles Under, which is shaping up to be a rather moody action brawler...

News: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Coming To Blu-ray In The UK This November

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Coming To Blu-ray In The UK This November

It's probably not what Bob would have wanted

The 1993 movie adaptation of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. series may have received scathing reviews and failed to set the box office alight, but it's still fondly remembered by a great many people, and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity due to the tragic passing of its star, Bob Hoskins. UK...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster

Fit that in a Poké Ball, and gawk at this lovely new trailer

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is a bit of a big deal, bringing back and remastering two of the franchise's most beloved titles with all of the bells and whistles that the 3DS and the new 3D graphics engine allow. As it could be a title that's enjoyed on a daily basis, it may...

News: UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

Same line up as North America, unsurprisingly

Nintendo UK has confirmed that its Amiibo range of "interactive figures" will retail for £10.99 each. The full range of 12 figures — the same roster that was announced for North America — has been added to Nintendo's online UK store, and the pricing has been replicated over at leading independent...

Rumour: PAX Prime Flyer Teases Potential 2D Castlevania Successor

PAX Prime Flyer Teases Potential 2D Castlevania Successor

Could this be Koji "Iga" Igarashi's next project?

Last week, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune hosted a panel at PAX Prime, and during the event flyers appeared which seemed to hint at a new Castlevania-style adventure. The rumour is that Koji "Iga" Igarashi — who oversaw the Castlevania series and recently parted company with Konami to make games on...

News: Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Europe may have just won this round

To mark 10 years in the business, Hertfordshire-based game publisher Rising Star Games is celebrating with events and announcements every month until the end of 2014. On 11th September, “the home of Japanese games,” is holding a sale on the 3DS for select titles, and on this rare occasion Europe appears to be...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

Have another look at the limited edition XL and MH faceplate

Part of the New Nintendo 3DS announcement last week was confirmation of a rather attractive Monster Hunter 4 G XL edition — Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West — that sports a silver design. In addition Capcom's blockbuster franchise will have two of its own designs in the kisekae...

Feature: Introducing The New Challengers in Super Smash Bros.

Introducing The New Challengers in Super Smash Bros.

Adding diversity and a little weirdness to the franchise

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be the biggest entries in the franchise in a number of ways, with a daunting range of stages, trophies and extras promised. One area that looks all set to be more sizeable than ever before is the roster, with recent leaks suggesting that the...

News: Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Hardly surprising

In recent days a rumour, with no substantial source beyond hearsay, has been doing the rounds that the New Nintendo 3DS systems would be region free. We declined to report the rumour due to the lack of compelling proof, but nevertheless checked up in order to clarify the situation; as some may be contemplating pre-ordering a...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Position – 3DS & Wii U Sales Steady

Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Position – 3DS & Wii U Sales Steady

It'll probably be back up there next week

Yokai Watch 2 has finally lost its crown, dropping down to third place behind two Sony exclusives. It's a shame that it's been bested, but a game cannot stay at number one forever. Elsewhere in the charts Mario Kart 8 still holds its own whilst Hyrule Warriors drops down to number 14, but still with...

Video: Super Street Fighter Monopoly Ultimate EX Champion Edition Alpha Plus VS Nintendo Life

Super Street Fighter Monopoly Ultimate EX Champion Edition Alpha Plus VS Nintendo Life

Final Atomic BANKRUPT

Video games are a massively popular part of mainstream culture, but you don't need a snooty gaming critic to tell you that — you just have to gaze upon Street Fighter Monopoly to grasp this fact. That's right, Capcom's evergreen one-on-one fighting series has become so famous that it now has its very own version of the Parker...

Video: This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

Smashing

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, which means that we're rapidly running out of time for Nintendo to formally finalise the roster and other features. Another perspective is that advertising and hype around the title is currently moving into full gear, and TV adverts will be a part of that. The most...

News: Sayonara UmiharaKawase and Code of Princess Set for European Discounts

Sayonara UmiharaKawase and Code of Princess Set for European Discounts

Agatsuma offering back-to-school treats

Agatsuma Entertainment, the developer that has self-published some key titles on the European 3DS eShop, has confirmed a two week promotion on two of its highly regarded releases; the deals will run from 4th September until 17th September. Details of the two discounts are below: Sayonara UmiharaKawase (aka...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushed Back to "Late October"

Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushed Back to "Late October"

"We encountered a few last-minute issues specific to the EU version"

Shin Megami Tensei IV is a highly regarded RPG on 3DS that arrived in North America in July 2013, but has had a lengthy route to European shores. While titles such as this typically wait — potentially forever — for another publisher in Europe, Atlus has gone out of its way to...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations

All the pretty colours

We've learnt in recent times that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS won't be short of variety; the roster and stage lists continue to grow, while the number of trophies and music tracks are set to be higher than ever. There'll also be plenty of outfits, some rather risqué and others that are simple colour...

Video: This is a Video Game

This is a Video Game

And yet so much more

There's been a lot of back and forth lately over the definitions of certain words in the realm of gaming culture; of what it is supposed to mean to be a certain thing and what else you might be if you don't fit someone's particular interpretation of the vernacular. In the midst of all the line-drawing and wall-building, YouTube...

News: Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

A bewitching revelation

Bayonetta 2 will arrive exclusively on Wii U on 24th October in North America — it's still just 'October' in Europe — which is exciting news for fans of the original or those that simply like intense, fast-paced action games. Even more exciting news is that Nintendo's preparing to ramp up the excitement for the release...

News: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Has One More Secret Beyond 100% Completion

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Has One More Secret Beyond 100% Completion

The "Super Secret Meme Room" is the final destination

We're big fans of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition here at Nintendo Life, awarding the colourful action-platformer Metroidvania adventure 9/10 in our review. A major part of the appeal with the Wii U eShop title is that even when the adventure is defeated there's more to do, with...